Stuck in a financial crunch, the DDCA has written to the BCCI’s CEO Rahul Johri through the observer Justice Mukul Mudgal to release an amount of Rs. 2 Crores on ad-hoc basis for hosting the New Zealand ODI in the month of October last year. DDCA treasurer Ravinder Manchanda has said the state board does not have enough funds to pay the electricity bills, hotel bills and to pay for the bills of teams travelling to the state for junior cricket.
“We have intimated Justice Mudgal about current scenario and requested him to write to CEO Johri so that he releases our funds on an ad-hoc basis. We need to pay electricity bills, TDS, hotel bills and we only have Rs 15 lakh left in the current account of DDCA. The staff is yet to be paid their salary for the month of December,” Manchanda told PTI.
DDCA has always been in dock due to financial instability and its failure to submit accounts to the BCCI and now with President and Secretary being axed, it will be worse for the board.
Just two days back, the DDCA showed its inability to pay to their head coach KP Bhaskar for his services which the board rendered during the Ranji Trophy season. It was lucky on part of Delhi that they did not qualify for the knockouts as if they would have qualified, then it would have been difficult for them to pay the bills.
Now the decision lies in the hands of the Lodha Panel whether to release the amount or not. Earlier, the BCCI used to release the amounts for the state board but the recommendation of Lodha panel had already barred the board from disbursing any amount for the state associations.
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